Kiritkumar Mansukhlal Acharya
Acharya receiving the Padma Shri Award at the Civil Investigation Ceremony
Medical career
AwardsPadma Shri
WebsiteOfficial web site

Kiritkumar Mansukhlal Acharya is an Indian dermatologist, known for his services for the eradication of leprosy.[1][2][3] The Government of India honoured him, in 2014, by awarding him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his contributions to the fields of medicine and social service.[4]


Kiritkumar Mansukhlal Acharya, more known by his popular name, K. M. Acharya,[2] was born in Saurashtra, in the Western Indian state of Gujarat.[1] His medical career was mainly at the M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar as the Professor and the Head of the Department of skin, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and leprosy.[3] After his retirement from the service, he runs the Mahatma Gandhi Leprosy Society.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "27 recipients from the field of medicine in Padma awards 2014". Medicos India. 28 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "7 Gujaratis in Padma awards list". The Times of India. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Dr Neelam Kler to be conferred with Padma Bhushan award". India Medical Times. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  4. ^ "List of Padma Awardees for the year 2014". News18. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2019.